68%Below the poverty line
16%Children under 5 are malnourished
76%Rely on agriculture for livelihood
Poverty reduction in Tanzania remains a challenge. Approximately 68 percent of its 44.9 million citizens live below the poverty line of $1.25 a day and 16 percent of its children under 5 are malnourished. The most prominent challenges Tanzania faces in poverty reduction are unsustainable harvesting of its natural resources, unchecked cultivation, climate change and water- source encroachment, according to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
There are very few resources for Tanzanians in terms of credit services, infrastructure or availability to improved agricultural technologies, which further exacerbates hunger and poverty in the country according to the UNDP. Seventy-six percent of Tanzanians rely on agriculture for their livelihoods, yet only 46 percent of its landmass is currently used for agriculture. Tanzania ranks 159 out of 187 countries in poverty according to the United Nation’s Human Development Index (2014).
Our Work In Tanzania
In Tanzania, we assist resource-poor farming families; orphans and vulnerable children; women; the elderly; HIV/AIDS affected households; and youth engaged in agriculture. Our projects include integrated crop management and natural resource management. Gender equity issues and HIV/AIDS mitigation are addressed using best practices that emphasize women’s empowerment. Community-based animal healthcare, agribusiness development, community- based planning and monitoring and evaluation comprise the remainder of the package of inputs and approaches to achieve program goals.
Leadership training, Full participation Animal management training
High-quality livestock, Crop diversification, Livestock breeding training
HIV/AIDS trainings, Passing on the Gift®, 12 Cornerstones for Just and Sustainable Development, Community organizing, Microfinance
Vegetable gardening, Dairy
Natural resource management, Agroecology
Programs and Projects
Northern Tanzania:The Northern Tanzania Integrated Sustainable Livelihood Project
Adopt:The Adaptation and Dissemination of Push- Pull Technology Project
EADD II:East Africa Dairy Development
Bukombe:Sustainable Livelihoods for Vulnerable Children in Bukombe
Kilosa Bagamoyo:Kilosa Bagamoyo Livelihood Improvement Project, Phase II
MilkIT:More MilkIT Project